Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mendhi

Mehndi is a south Asian subcontinent and Islamic tradition as well. It is also one traditional trend that somehow manages to stay in fashion. Mehndi designs have fast gained popularity in the west as well since it is a lot like hand painting and tattooing. 
Mehndi takes a whole new meaning during celebrations including weddings. 

South Asian Beauty parlors have special mehndi packages these days and provide designs can be simple yet elegant or designs that can be elaborate floral patterns or even mehndi designs that can be Mughal art patterns. Mehndi designs can be based on using personal good luck symbols too.

Mehndi is associated to luck too; a good dark mehndi design is a sign of good luck. It is common for the names of the bride and groom to be hidden in the mehndi design.

41 comments:

  1. I've seen this stuff being applied a few times. Some people take the easy way out and use something like a stencil, but some stick to the old-school freehand method, and it's amazing to watch them at work, bringing those intricate designs to life without any sort of markers or aids.

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  2. Didn't know about this. Interesting.

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  3. Very interesting that is a cool pattern.

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  4. that is pretty fucking badass

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  5. Woah, that looks kinda cool!

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  6. This looks beautiful

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  7. Never heard of it before. o.0

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  8. it looks amazing :)

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  9. i totally didnt know there was ink that could do this awesome stuff!

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  10. The actual design in the picture looks amazing, and I could see it as being kind of sexy..I enjoy my tattoos.

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  11. that is very clean artwork

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  12. Wow that's truly amazing!

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  13. that looks pretty cool!

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  14. wow, that looks very complicated

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  15. wooow thats really dope, one of my friends got one up her leg but it was brown henna

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  16. Very beautiful patterns, seem to invoke a lot of hidden and powerful meanings

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  17. It looks pretty sweet.

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  18. It reminds me of henna... is it almost the same as that? (Indian or Arabic tradition, a plant-based dye)

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  19. The pattern for the tattoo is pretty unique and awesome!

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  20. Awww its a heart =]

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  21. holy crap thats incredible

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  22. Had no idea about this, almost always assumed this thing was just called henna.

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  23. Looks really good, nice info

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  24. My sister had this done to her while she was in India1

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  25. I always wanted to do mendhi!

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  26. Cool I always wanted to try Mendhi!

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  27. That is such a gorgeous design.

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  28. Whoa, that looks so cool! I'll have to try it out. THanks for the info.

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  29. Wow, that looks really cool!

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  30. that's absolutely beautiful, I can't imagine how much patience and skill that must take

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  31. that is a preety fkn cool tat mate :D

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  32. Those tattoos are cool, but they must need a hell of patience to draw. Love'em.

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